ANTIGO, Wisconsin (WBAY) — A shooting outside of the Antigo High School prom injured two students and the left the gunman dead Saturday night. Police say 18-year-old Jakob E. Wagner used a rifle to fire at two students as they left the prom. They say he died after shots were fired back at him by police.
Wagner died shortly after 1 a.m. in the hospital. He had graduated from Antigo High School the year before.
Around 11 p.m. Saturday, Wagner showed up with a rifle outside the building and started shooting at random, said Antigo Police Chief Eric Roller.
A search warrant is being conducted by police at Wagner’s residence in attempt to seek more information about the incident.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation has been asked to lead the outside review of this case. Spokesperson Johnny Koremenos says agents are busy assessing the facts at this time.
Governor Scott Walker released a statement saying:
“Tonette and I send our thoughts and prayers to the students of Antigo High School, their families, and the community of Antigo. We pray for the full recovery of those injured, and we praise the response of the Antigo Police Department which undoubtedly saved lives.”
A girl and boy student were leaving the prom, and were shot as they exited the building, said Roller. Both were shot in the leg.
The girl student has now been released from the hospital, but the boy student had to have surgery in the hospital. The officer who shot and killed Wagner is on administrative leave, according to police.
“The students that were at the prom have made it home safely. We were able to escort them out of here safely to their families,” Roller told WBAY sister station WAOW on the scene.